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Authorities arrested 88 members of a large al Qaeda cell that was reportedly planning assassinations in Saudi Arabia as well as other attacks both inside and outside the country; the suspects, all Saudis except for three Yemenis, had contacts with terror groups abroad, and 59 of the suspects had served previous jail terms for similar offenses. Gunmen fired on a police patrol in Awamiyah, wounding an officer and setting a nearby oil pipeline on fire. A court upheld a sentence of 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes for a Saudi blogger for alleged crimes against Islam. Three members of Saudi Arabia's religious police assaulted a British man and his Saudi wife in Riyadh.
Police arrested eight people in Tamir who are suspected of recruiting for the Islamic State; among the suspects is a cleric and a teacher. The Special Criminal Court sentenced 12 people to jail for terrorism offenses, including plotting to bomb a US diplomatic mission, joining al Qaeda training camps in Yemen and Lebanon, and facilitating the travel of militants to conflict zones abroad. Six other people were jailed for planning to kill intelligence officers.